Saturday, June 22 – Sunday, June 23
During the fourth weekend in June each year, the American Radio Relay League “Field Day” event mobilizes Amateur Radio groups to operate under emergency conditions for a 24-hour period. Held at the Reagan Library from 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 through 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, visitors will be able to listen to amateur radio communication, talk to amateur radio stations located in other countries, and find out more about obtaining a FCC Amateur Radio License. “Field Day” is designed to test radio operators’ abilities to quickly set up and operate stations under emergency conditions, such as the loss of normal electric power or breakdown of normal cellular and other communication services.
This is the 13th consecutive year that the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society (VCARS) will hold Field Day activities at the Reagan Library. This year they will be joined by members from the Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club (SSARC) and the Hollywood Hills CW Club. They will be operating under the Special Events Call-Sign of “N6R.”
This event is free to attend, however regular museum admission rates apply to visit the Reagan Library exhibits. For more information on Reagan Library events, please call 800-410-8354. For more information on the American Radio Relay League, please visit www.ARRL.org, www.VCARS.org, or www.SimiSettlers.org.